Olka is seventeen years old, tomboyish in her movement with large eyes hidden behind her hair. Her nails are bitten and her hands bear the marks of self-harm. For years, she had been looking for her mother. Her constant escapes from the orphanage landed her in a reformatory. She lives there, but she is of another world: she does not care for hipster clothes or the newest smartphone. Unlike other girls, she does not want to provide sexual services to the guard for a smoke. She only wants her mother back.
(Warsaw, 1969) Film director and screenwriter. Graduated from Film and Television Directing at the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Her documentaries focus primarily on World War II and the Holocaust. She also directs television theater performances. Her most important awards, gained in Huston, Krakow and Canton, among others, were in recognition of her documentary Tell Me, Why? (2006).
Filmography: All for My Mother (2019), Love and Empty Words (2018), Perseverance (2015), Survive Afghanistan (2012), Tell Me, Why? (migmetratge, 2006)